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HER Number:MDV15326
Name:Chapel at Powderham Castle


Chapel at Powderham Castle mentioned in the 15th century and rebuilt in the 18th century


Grid Reference:SX 968 836
Map Sheet:SX98SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPowderham
Ecclesiastical ParishPOWDERHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98SE/3/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302494.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)466.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302495.

Oldham, d. W. /tda/38(1906)400,401/the private chapels of devon: ancient and modern.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302496.

Harding, /trans ex diog archit + archaeol soc/2nd s/1(1867)170-183/plan.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302497.

Des=dean milles parochial survey/questionnaire/(1747-62)/summary (m. Dodd,2004)/in smr.

Harding, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34371.

A chapel was built at powderham castle in 1717.(hoskins). The chapel was re-licensed in 1861 (oldham). The first chapel was built at the north end of the great hall (though separated from it by other chambers) by 1450 when there is a documentary reference to it. This was converted into a drawing room in 1717 when a new chapel was built. This was destroyed(?) during the mid 19th century alterations and the castle grange was converted into a chapel. Polwhele (1793-1806) describes the finding of human bones "behind the original chapel", although author casts doubt on this (harding).

DEAN MILLES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV99074.

Respondent to dean milles questionnaire noted the only chapel in the parish to be at powderham castle (dean milles).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV302494Migrated Record:
SDV302495Migrated Record:
SDV302496Migrated Record:
SDV302497Migrated Record:
SDV34371Migrated Record: Harding.
SDV99074Migrated Record: DEAN MILLES.

Associated Monuments

MDV10236Related to: Powderham Castle (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2008 3:19PM